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Roger Williams and the creation of the American soul : church, state, and the birth of liberty

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Barry, John M., 1947-
Call Number: 
92 W726Ba
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John Barry, whose best-known work Rising Tide dealt with the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, goes much further back in time here to the early English colonization of New England. Roger Williams, a man who fled religious persecution in England only to find it even worse in the new Massachusetts colony, established Rhode Island, a new colony that truly embraced religious freedom - an idea that was almost more revolutionary than the American Revolution.